• Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A Journey Cover Image
    Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot Cover Image
    Karen is a bookseller and Author Events Co-Coordinator at Elliott Bay, and you'll also see her selling books at our events around the city. She has...
  • Water & Salt Cover Image
    Whereas: Poems Cover Image
    Rick started working at Elliott Bay when Gerald Ford was President of the U.S.
  • The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicateadiscoveries from a Secret World Cover Image
    Life from Scratch: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Forgiveness Cover Image
    Outside of wrangling books at Elliott Bay, you can find Julia peddling stories on Seattle stages as an actor, and behind the mic as a voiceover...
  • The Body: An Essay Cover Image
    Singing in Magnetic Hoofbeat: Essays, Prose Texts, Interviews and a Lecture 1991-2007 Cover Image
    John joined the good ship Ebbco in 2012, having previously worked in bookstores in Manhattan and Providence, RI. In addition to bookselling, he has...
  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette Cover Image
    The Whole Town's Talking Cover Image
    Liz
    Liz hails from the humid forests of Florida (State University). Her formative years were spent surrounded by books, cats, and her fellow marching...
  • Witches of America Cover Image
    Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life Cover Image
    Originally hailing from New York, Emma grew up thinking she would become either a witch or a librarian. Instead, she's a career bookseller, but she's...
  • Rules of the House Cover Image
    Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom: A Book of Tarot Cover Image
    Alex was born and schooled in Michigan, spent some years living and selling books in New Jersey, and is now happy to call Seattle home. Alex enjoys...
  • Lighthead Cover Image
    Beastly Verse Cover Image
    Born and raised in the Black Hills of South Dakota. In the past decade, he has hopped back and forth between the Great Plains and the Pacific...
  • Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America Cover Image
    The Secret History of Twin Peaks Cover Image
    Tony is a bookseller. He was found in a pipe as a young child and began selling books shortly thereafter, having acquired the sewer people's fondness...
  • The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry Cover Image
    My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter Cover Image
    Sage grew up in the Pacific Northwest and her favorite type of weather report includes a chance of evening rain. She delights in stories of many...
  • A Perfect Spy Cover Image
    Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story Cover Image
    Peter came to bookselling late, discovering in midlife what he'd always wanted to be doing but couldn't previously identify. His desert-island books...
  • The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance Cover Image
    We the Animals Cover Image
    Erica enjoys playing with words whenever and wherever a willing word is found. She loves reading them as well, and besides the pleasures of food,...
  • The Housekeeper and the Professor Cover Image
    Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice Cover Image
    Tracy first cut her teeth as a bookseller at the Tattered Cover in Denver and followed that up with a brief stint at Tower Books in Queen Anne, where...
  • The Mad Farmer Poems Cover Image
    Animals Strike Curious Poses Cover Image
    Born and raised in Kentucky, Shawn now gets sweaty palms if she's more than 2 hours from saltwater. She begrudgingly accepts Seattle winters, makes...
  • Ghosts of Seattle Past Cover Image
    The World of Edena Cover Image
    Andy has lived in Seattle for over 10 years. Besides being an avid reader, he is an artist and musician and enjoys hiking and nature.
  • Dated Emcees Cover Image
    Franny and Zooey Cover Image
    Born and raised in Eastern Washington, Allen split to Los Angeles for school and stayed way too long [sorry SoCal, but it's so true! He can...
  • Conditional Design: An Introduction to Elemental Architecture Cover Image
    Absalom, Absalom! Cover Image
    Graham has been a bookseller since 1999. He is responsible for Elliott Bay's anthropology, archaeology, architecture, crafts, nature, and photography...
  • Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness Cover Image
    Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives Cover Image
    Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Seth has wandered in and out of bookstores always. Taken to being in Florida's beautiful weather year round, Seth...
  • Too Like the Lightning Cover Image
    The Fifth Season Cover Image
    Lauren is a bookseller, artist and writer from southern Michigan. She is trained as a printmaker and CNC laser operator; she reads poetry, kid's...
  • Unabrow: Misadventures of a Late Bloomer Cover Image
    The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Cover Image
    Holly has worked full time as a bookseller since 1980. She has served on the board of Northwest Bookfest and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers...
  • Maangchi's Real Korean Cooking: Authentic Dishes for the Home Cook Cover Image
    Exit West Cover Image
    Born and raised in the South, Justin moved to Seattle and began working at Elliott Bay in 2016. His favorite books can be found in the history,...
  • The Hate U Give Cover Image
    Green Pants Cover Image
    Teasha enjoys Beyoncé, burritos, and books and is always trying to combine all three. Teasha began her bookselling career in Milwaukee at Boswell...
  • The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for Improving Your Skills Cover Image
    Ravensbruck: Life and Death in Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women Cover Image
    Justus is our resident Canuck, and, while she reads widely, most of her shelf-talkers have been appearing in our Horror section as of late.
  • Labyrinths Cover Image
    The Musical Brain: And Other Stories Cover Image
    Sam
    Sam was born on Long Island and lived there for many years. He then lived in various other parts of New York for fewer, but still numerous,...
  • Where Rivers Change Direction Cover Image
    Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays Cover Image
    One night in second grade, Katie read Martin the Warrior by Brian Jacques for two hours while sitting on the stairs in her childhood home....
  • The Wagon and Other Stories from the City Cover Image
    The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed Cover Image
    A bookseller since 1988, Jesse realized in May 1973 that the earth is choking to death on Homo sapiens, and in the years since has only seen the...
  • Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout Cover Image
    Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me Cover Image
    Amy
    Amy became a bookseller at the tender age of 17 and hasn't found her way out of the life since. Born & raised in the Pacific Northwest, she is a...
  • A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters Cover Image
    After Henry Cover Image
    Wes
    Wes is a Seattle native—an artist, urban hiker, failed Stoic, and dog fanatic. When he's not selling books at Elliott Bay, you might find him in a...
  • Hag-Seed Cover Image
    The Father: Made in Sweden, Part I Cover Image
    Greg was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Washington State (Spokane, Walla Walla, Bellingham, and Seattle). He's also lived in New York City and...
  • But What If We're Wrong?: Thinking about the Present as If It Were the Past Cover Image
    300 Arguments: Essays Cover Image
    Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own bio, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, this paragraph must show. To begin my...